Call for Volunteers: Bi-National Meeting on Higher Education in Mexico and the U.S.

Call for Volunteers
Bi-National Meeting on Higher Education in Mexico and the U.S.
June 26-27, 2008
Austin, Texas
This summer the University of Texas at Austin and ANUIES, the Asamblea Nacional
de Universidades e Instituciones de Educación Superior of Mexico, will host a
major bi-national meeting on higher education in the United States and Mexico.
The Office of President William Powers, the Office of Vice President for
Research, the Office of the Vice Provost for International Programs, and the
Mexican Center at the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
are honored to welcome university presidents, elected officials and other
leaders in education from both countries to Austin on June 27, 2008 for this
important dialogue.
Volunteers will serve as student liaisons to the conference speakers and will
help ensure that all of the conference events run smoothly. Acting as a student
volunteer for the conference is also a unique opportunity to meet and interact
with the distinguished academics and policymakers in education that will be in
The meeting will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Austin.
Volunteer duties include:
-Greet guests arriving at check-in at Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Austin
-Take notes at conference sessions for publication in future “memoria”
-Assist guests during conference sessions with registration and other requests
as needed
-Assist with transportation to and from conference site and UT campus events
-Assist with excursion of spouses and companions to San Marcos and downtown
-Welcome guests to evening events at the Blanton Museum of Art and the LBJ
Presidential Library
We need students to volunteer for any or all of the following days: Thursday
and Friday, June 26-27, 2008. We will coordinate schedules for volunteers based
on their personal availability over the two days.
If you are interested in helping out with this meeting, please contact Gail
Sanders, Coordinator of the Mexican Center, at as
soon as possible with the following information:
-e-mail and phone number
-available dates and times
-do you speak Spanish?


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